19 Views of ISSCC

SAN FRANCISCO – This 19-image sampler of innovations and innovators at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) captures only a slice of the 200 sessions attended by nearly 3,000 engineers here. They showed a cornucopia of products spanning everything from automotive electronics to ultra-fast NRZ wired interconnects.

All images by EE Times

All images by EE Times

We start with Dongsuk Jeon of Seoul National University (above) who started work on a portable assistant for the visually impaired while at MIT. It uses LEDs and a time of flight sensor (below) to map out the immediate area currently on an FPGA. Results are reported over Bluetooth to a handheld Braille device that indicates safe directions to walk.

The device is currently packaged in what looks like a camera case. Jeon plans a version that could fit inside a pendant or equivalent of a small flashlight.

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1 comment on “19 Views of ISSCC

  1. cara1234
    June 8, 2016

    International Solid-State Circuits Conference: Amazing and innovative approach. I really like the article. I hope I will see more and more such innovation so that we can live a better life. Thanks

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